Hard to Believe| 32mins
Director: Ben Hole | Producer: Richard Pacitti
Focus Years: 2004 | Country: United Kingdom
A film that considers the role of spirituality in mental health. Spirituality is an area that mental health services may have overlooked in the past. Staff can feel out of their depth in this area - some see such beliefs as being harmful to people, others may interpret these beliefs as symptoms of mental ill health. Equally, some people from Faith communities lack knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, even though there is evidence that spiritual well-being is an integral part of good mental health.
â€œHard to Believeâ€ tells the story of three service users, how their Spirituality was perceived by mental health services, and the role that Spirituality has played as part of their recovery.